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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:56 pm

I'm a vegetarian who tries to avoid leather. If the newer fabric seats are cheaper, I'll just put the seat covers I have on them. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a seat cover that fits the power driver's seat well.
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NonSequitur
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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:46 am

I checked a bunch of Colorado dealerships, and even one my Miami buddy bought in Minnesota, but the state discounts seem to be state-specific and when you strip them out, prices seem to be the same everywhere, including the Florida dealers.

Right now the 2019 Nissan rebate is $3500 and the 2020 is $3000. Do these numbers typically increase in May, June, etc., or are the current numbers high due to Covid? With so many people losing their jobs, it seems like there are better deals ahead, but $3k plus a dealer discount is pretty good!

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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:07 am

NonSequitur wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:46 am
I checked a bunch of Colorado dealerships, and even one my Miami buddy bought in Minnesota, but the state discounts seem to be state-specific and when you strip them out, prices seem to be the same everywhere, including the Florida dealers.

Right now the 2019 Nissan rebate is $3500 and the 2020 is $3000. Do these numbers typically increase in May, June, etc., or are the current numbers high due to Covid? With so many people losing their jobs, it seems like there are better deals ahead, but $3k plus a dealer discount is pretty good!
I think the high rebates are mainly due to Nissan getting rid of the Fleetail rebates. In my state, it was $2500 off a Plus and $3500 off a regular. I think it's a good move for Nissan because a lot of people couldn't get the Fleetail rebates. Don't forget there is a $1000 loyalty rebate on the 2019s. I'm hoping the rebates will be higher too.
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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:17 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Do you prefer the synthetic fabric seats of the Leaf? I really liked our 2013 fabric seats on our SV, but the 2019 fabric just felt cheap, which is why I put the leather in.

Now to find very light smaller rims with pizza pan covers for distance travel.
I think the new fabric (which was sold as an enhancement), is actually cheap crappy nylon like materials.

I prefer cloth seats, but cloth doesn't have to be "cheap". I remember on the pickup they had a "premium cloth seat" option, and it was the well-padded non-slip more coarse fabric, without the price tag of leather. I believe the Leaf cloth is the same as the economy "S" package which is where the cheap cloth seats belong.

Another particular challenge of the leaf is the seat is not well padded; call it an small car problem; but the leather is more stiff and supports a heavier person better.

Even the leather is basically plastic. It's not soft or high end by any means.

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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:11 am

The Leather I had put in was after market, with a style of "factory match", which basically means they kept the blue stitch-work. The quality of the Leather (we will see how it wears) I received, seems to be pretty good. I agree that the from factory Leather with the suede felt of not more than medium quality.
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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:18 pm

Has anyone bought or leased a car since the onset of this pandemic? If so, how have you navigated interactions at the dealership? I'm about the pull the trigger on upgrading from an SV to an SV Plus, and most of the back and forth has been over email, but the dealer wants me to come into to dealership for "less than one hour" this weekend so they can physically appraise my trade-in in person and so we can sign whatever paperwork that can't be e-signed. I asked if we could do this signing outside, in the parking lot, at a table or on the hood of my car, and they said that we have to be inside because of "privacy concerns." Any thoughts?
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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:29 pm

I can only speculate but throwing a guess out there if wind took those papers with personal information and blew them away they do not want to be held liable for the leak of your personal information? They also typically enter things into a computer right away so convenience is also a factor for them I would think. I do see your side wanting to cut down on potential exposure by being outside.

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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:07 pm

Most dealerships have large indoor service bays. Insist on an empty bay, with the door open, and just one other person there - one who will follow social distancing rules. Bring your own pen and some alcohol or hand sanitizer. I may be facing this myself, soon...
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Re: April 2020 incentives?

Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:21 am

Kieran973 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Has anyone bought or leased a car since the onset of this pandemic? If so, how have you navigated interactions at the dealership? I'm about the pull the trigger on upgrading from an SV to an SV Plus, and most of the back and forth has been over email, but the dealer wants me to come into to dealership for "less than one hour" this weekend so they can physically appraise my trade-in in person and so we can sign whatever paperwork that can't be e-signed. I asked if we could do this signing outside, in the parking lot, at a table or on the hood of my car, and they said that we have to be inside because of "privacy concerns." Any thoughts?
You cannot continue to live your life with fear. If you can go to the supermarket with a mask and gloves, what is the problem with going to a large showroom and signing a few papers with the guy far away from you???

We cannot let rampant fear control our lives from now on....

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Re: May 2020 incentives?

Tue May 05, 2020 3:56 pm

So the May incentive is... same as April.
Keeps me in the fence. I feel like better deals ahead, but would like to buy love and get it over with! Have nowhere to drive though, so no rush. 2019 cars aren’t getting any newer!

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